Shaquille O’Neal doesn’t respect that many current NBA players. We saw it with Kevin Durant, whom he has targeted with his comrade Charles Barkley in recent months. There is still one that Shaq adores and in which he recognizes himself. As he explained in this interview, the center member of the Hall of Fame finds the characteristics that were his strength in Giannis Antetokounmpo.
« I heard the other day that I couldn’t play in today’s NBA. You’re not paying attention, I’m playing in today’s NBA. My name is Greek Freak.
Don’t you remember the first big man who did coast to coast? Watch videos. I was playing exactly like Giannis Antetokounmpo. I would go all the way to the circle and take high percentage shots. I even shot three-pointers once in a while.
I would love to play in today’s NBA because it’s less physical. I would bring this athletic dimension, my length, and I would be Giannis. So before you say I wouldn’t be able to play in the NBA today, remember I’m doing it and my name is Giannis Antetokounmpo. »
The two men are not identical, but it is indeed quite possible that if Shaquille O’Neal had been born 25 years later, he would have had a similar outfit to that of the superstar of the Milwaukee Bucks.
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